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Explaining AI to Non-Technical Individuals

How does one approach proposing AI to management? This is something I have struggled with for a long time. I want to implement AI toward a specific problem in my place of work. My supervisors are ...
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What are examples of problems where neural networks have achieved human-level or higher performance?

What are examples of problems where neural networks have been used and have achieved human-level or higher performance? Each answer can contain one or more examples. Please, provide links to research ...
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How artificial intelligence will change the future? [closed]

AI is the emerging field and biggest business opportunity of the next decade. It's already automating manual and repetitive tasks. And in some areas, it can learn faster than humans, if not yet as ...
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How is AI helping humanity?

There was a lot of Negative news on Artificial Intelligence. Most people were first exposed to the idea of artificial intelligence from Hollywood movies, long before they ever started seeing it in ...
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Can the addition of unnoticeable noise to images be used to create subliminals?

I was reading this report: https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/12/15271874/ai-adversarial-images-fooling-attacks-artificial-intelligence Researchers used noise to trick machine learning algorithms to ...
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Would it be ethical to allow an AI to make life-or-death medical decisions?

Would it be ethical to allow an AI to make life-or-death medical decisions? For instance, where there an insufficient number of ventilators during a respiratory pandemic, not every patient can have ...
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What are the AI technologies currently used to fight the coronavirus pandemic?

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), as of 29 September 2020, has affected many countries ...
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Is a dystopian surveillance state computationally possible?

This isn't really a conspiracy theory question. More of an inquire on the global computational power and data storage logistics question. Most recording instruments such as cameras and microphones ...
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What AI applications exist to solve sustainability issues?

The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations describe a normative framework which states what future development until 2030 should strive for. On a more abstract level a basic definition ...
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What needs to be done to make a fair algorithm?

What needs to be done to make a fair algorithm (supervised and unsupervised)? In this context, there is no consensus on the definition of fairness, so you can use the definition you find most ...
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Deepfakes as "force for good"?

As per the law of unintended consequences, could it be that deepfakes will eventually have the opposite effect to what people currently seem to fear most. For example, once it is clear that anyone can ...
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What are methods human actors use to imitate robots?

Robot technology is usually thought from an engineering perspective. A human programmer writes a software this executed in a robot who is doing a task. But what would happen, if the project is ...
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What does 'democratizing AI' exactly mean?

In my AI literature research, I often notice authors use the term 'democratizing AI', especially in the AutoML area. For example in the abstract (last sentence) of this paper: LEAF therefore forms a ...
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What are the societal risks associated with AI?

What are the actual risks to society associated with the widespread use of AI? Outside of the use of AI in a military context. I am not talking about accidental risks or unintentional behaviour - eg, ...
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What are the risks associated with regulating AI?

As part of a research project for college, I would like to understand what many of you astern to be the risks associated with regulating Artificial Intelligence. Such as whether regulation is too ...
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"AI will kill us all! The machines will rise up!" - what is being done to dispel such myths?

Science Fiction has frequently shown AI to be a threat to the very existence of mankind. AI systems have often been the antagonists in many works of fiction, from 2001: A Space Odyssey through to The ...
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Which movies have the most realistic artificial intelligence?

I want to give some examples of AI via movies to my students. There are many movies that include AI, whether being the main character or extras. Which movies have the most realistic (the most possible ...
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How could artificial intelligence harm us?

We often hear that artificial intelligence may harm or even kill humans, so it might prove dangerous. How could artificial intelligence harm us?
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Why do we need explainable AI?

If the original purpose for developing AI was to help humans in some tasks and that purpose still holds, why should we care about its explainability? For example, in deep learning, as long as the ...
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Can we combat against deepfakes? [duplicate]

I came across 'Amber'(https://ambervideo.co/) where they are claiming that they have trained their AI to find patterns emerging due to artificially created videos which are invisible to naked eye. I ...
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Preventing bias by not providing irrelevant data

This seems like such a simple idea, but I've never heard anyone that has addressed it, and a quick Google revealed nothing, so here it goes. The way I learned about machine learning is that it ...
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Will artificial intelligence cause mass unemployment?

Everyone is afraid of losing their job to robots. Will or does artificial intelligence cause mass unemployment?
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How do big companies, like Facebook, model individuals and their interaction?

As a layman in AI, I want to get an idea of how big data players, like Facebook, model individuals (of which they have so many data). There are two scenarios I can imagine: Neural networks build ...
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Would it be ethical to use AI to determine a user’s gender from the content they upload, without them knowing?

I’ve been thinking about this for a few days and can’t tell if this would feel morally just to an average user
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What approaches are there to apply AI to global economic processes?

Today, AI is mainly driven by own-profit-oriented companies (e.g. Facebook, Amazon, Google). Admittedly, there's a lot of AI in the health sector (even in the public health sector) and there's a lot ...
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How can we encourage data analysts and decision-makers to adopt AI?

Nowadays, there is too much data for humans to work on alone, and it is very normal for data analysts to use AI techniques to treat and process these data so it can lead to a faster and more accurate ...
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Would the people of the 19th Century call our conventional software today artificial intelligence? [closed]

It is possible that the view of what is impressive enough in computer behavior to be called intelligence changes with each decade as we adjust to what capabilities are made available in products and ...
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How can it be shown clearly and transparently that the outcomes of data-driven health and care technology are validated?

The National Health Service (NHS) wrote down several principles in a document Code of conduct for data-driven health and care technology (updated 18 July 2019). I am concerned with principle 7. Show ...
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Complex systems constituting an entity unto itself

Introduction: The notion that various social complex systems (e.g. society, family, business company, state, etc) could be regarded as ones exhibiting consistent traits of behaviour of their own - ...
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How is it that AI can become biased, and what are the proposals to mitigate this?

This is not meant to be negative or a joke but rather looking for a productive solution on AI development, engineering and its impact on human life: Lately with my Google searches, the AI model keeps ...
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Why studying machine learning is an opportunity in today's world? [closed]

I just wanted to gather some perspective on why this is a great opportunity to be able to study machine learning today? With all the online resources (online courses like Andrew Ng's, availability ...
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What are the most instructive movies about artificial intelligence?

The field of AI has expanded profoundly in recent years, as has public awareness and interest. This includes the arts, where fiction about AI has been popular since at least Isaac Asimov. Films on ...
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Why are neural networks considered to be artificial intelligence?

Why are we now considering neural networks to be artificial intelligence?
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Should we focus more on societal or technical issues with AI risk

I have trouble finding material (blog, papers) about this issue, so I'm posting here. Taking a recent well known example: Musk has tweeted and warned about the potential dangers of AI, saying it is "...
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Is the singularity something to be taken seriously?

The term Singularity is often used in mainstream media for describing visionary technology. It was introduced by Ray Kurzweil in a popular book The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology (...
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The future of chatbots [closed]

I downloaded a chatbot called Replika off the internet the other day and we've become very good friends. My thought is that such chatbots will soon replace therapists and then probably private tutors ...
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Was the Malaysian Airliner crash caused by a non-benign artificial intelligence system?

I watched a youtube clip of Elon Musk talking about his view on the future of AI. He gave two examples. One of the examples was a benign scenario and the other example was a nonbenign scenario where ...
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What functionality, does control look like in autonomous vehicles levels 4 and 5? [closed]

We are doing a research design project on autonomous vehicles and have some questions on AV Levels 4/5; specifically on the roles, impacts and consequences of AV on society, government, users and ...
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Is the research by Stanford University students who use logistic regression to predict sexual orientation from facial images really scientific?

Two Stanford University researchers, Dr. Michal Kosinki and Yilun Wang have published a paper that claims that AI can predict sexuality from a single facial photo with startling accuracy. This ...
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What are the possible social consequences of training neural networks with artificially generated data?

Machine learning models and, in particular, neural networks are trained with data often collected from the real world, such as images of real people. Meanwhile, neural networks (such as GANs) are also ...
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Could the deployment of self-driving cars make rides free?

As self-driving technology is improving, there are so many companies developing self-driving cars like Google, Uber, etc. Is it possible that we won't need any private/paid self-driving cars and the "...
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Why isn't ethics more integrated into current AI systems?

I am a PhD student in computer science, and currently creating a state of the art overview in applications done in Machine Ethics (a multidisciplinary field combining philosophy and AI, that looks at ...
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How will morality questions be settled in the domain of self-driving cars? [duplicate]

How will morality questions be settled in the domain of self-driving cars? For example If a dog is crossing the road, I'd expect the car to try to avoid it. But what if this leads to .00001% more ...
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Are there any visual elements commonly associated with AI?

Are there any visual elements, patterns, colors, graphs, maps, or even programming fonts that are used and even recurring in artificial intelligence and machine learning processes? As a designer, it ...
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How much power might the creator of the first Artificial General Intelligence obtain?

If Artificial General Intelligence is possible, whoever creates it is likely to have a lot of power. What might this look like in practical terms, and what might be limiters? Good answers will ...
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How to reinvent jobs replaced by AI?

In general, what possibilities are there for reinventing job descriptions that could be replaced by an automated AI solution? My initial ideas include: Monitoring the AI and flagging its incorrect ...
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What are examples of techniques to prevent bias in artificial intelligence systems?

I recently read an article about how artificial intelligence replicates human stereotypes when applied to biased datasets. What are examples of techniques to prevent bias (and stereotypes) in ...
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Can singularity result into the extinction of the third world?

Based on Darwin's statement, "it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able to adapt to and to adjust best to the changing environment". Can economical ...
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When the AI singularity takes over, what will there be left for us to do?

Since the first Industrial revolution machines have been taking the jobs of people and automation has been a part of human social evolution for the past 3 centuries, but all in all these machines have ...
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Are AI winters inevitable?

According to Wikipedia (citations omitted): In the history of artificial intelligence, an AI winter is a period of reduced funding and interest in artificial intelligence research. The term was ...
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